Philadelphia Job Readiness Program – Literacy Gains
This is a summary of analysis of literacy scores achieved by 89 students participating in 8 cohorts of the Federation of Neighborhood Center’s Green Job Readiness Partnership contextualized literacy program between January 2010 and December 2011. The program aimed to increase literacy scores by 2 grade levels and/or increase literacy scores above 8th grade level (for those who scored below that) and above 10th grade level (for those who scored below that).
- Average increase in scores from pretest to posttest was 2.08 grade levels for Reading Comprehension; 3.17 for Computational Math; and 2.62 for Applied Math.
- 65 percent of adults increased their literacy levels by two grade levels or more or reached the highest literacy mark in Reading Comprehension, 74 percent of adults in Computational Math, and 74 percent of adults in Applied Math.
- The percentage of individuals scoring above 10th grade level increased in all tests and all cohorts. Specifically, across all adults, 24 percent more adults scored above 10th grade level in Reading Comprehension, 56 more adults in Computational Math, and 39 percent more adults in Applied Math.
PERCENTAGE OF ADULTS WITH GAINS OF TWO OR MORE GRADE LEVELS FROM PRETEST TO POSTTEST IN READING COMPREHENSION, COMPUTATIONAL MATH AND APPLIED MATH
Source: Philadelphia Works’ analysis of FNC TABE scores data, updated on September 27, 2012
*Note: only adults who had a goal to increase Reading Comprehension (n=63), Computational Math (n=77), or Applied Math (n=61) scores were counted in each category
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Centers’ Green Job Readiness Partnership training program over at two-year period from January 2010
to December 2011.